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"All People's Breakfast" and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

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Presented by Colorado College at Reid Arena, Colorado Springs CO

Jan 20 2020
“All People’s Breakfast” and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations presented by Colorado College at ,

Join us for the “All People’s Breakfast” & MLK Day celebrations.

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Celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

The celebrations begin with the “All People’s Breakfast,” , featuring keynote speaker Ryan P. Haygood ’97, Esq. presenting “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?”

The All People’s Breakfast will also include performances by: The Fellas, featuring Bailey Hinton and special guest Kevin Daniels, the William J. Palmer High School Drumline, and CC student group Ellement.

The breakfast is followed by a community rally and march. Meet in the Worner Campus Center lobby (902 N. Cascade Ave.) to warm up and learn about community partners before marching in unity to Acacia Park for a brief rally, featuring the William J. Palmer High School Drumline, Minister Earl Schaffer, Jr., True Spirit Baptist Church Choir, Nicholas Crutcher of the Cornerstone Group, and Dr. Nathaniel Granger.

The First Mondays presentation – “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Visionary, the Truth Teller, and Most Hated Person in America” – will also be delivered by Ryan P. Haygood ’97, Esq., at 11 a.m. in Kathryn Mohrman Theatre (14 E. Cache La Poudre St.).

One of the nation’s leading civil rights lawyers, Haygood is the executive director and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. An advocate for equity, he works to empower urban communities; Haygood also speaks and writes regularly on issues concerning race, law, civil rights, and democracy.

The day wraps up with the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble performing at 7 p.m. in Kathryn Mohrman Auditorium (14 E. Cache La Poudre St.).

The ensemble is internationally esteemed as one of America’s foremost modern dance companies, performing dynamic bodies of work inspired by the African-American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance traditions worldwide. The program will also feature special guests from the Gospel Music Workshop of America-Colorado Springs Chapter. This event is free and open to the public; no tickets required. A reception to follow.

Sponsors and community partners: Colorado College, City of Colorado Springs, NAACP, Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Coalition, Colorado Springs Utilities, Food for Thought, USAA, T. Rowe Price, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Pikes Peak Diversity Council, Be Real Ministries, Soka Gakkai – USA, MLK Youth Success,
El Cinco De Mayo, Golden Lotus, Latino Community Luncheon, Springs Mountain Sangha, Showing Up for Racial Justice, Chocolate Mountaineers Club, U.S. Census Bureau, The Independent, Urbanites Leading the Pikes Peak Region, and the William J. Palmer High School Drumline.


All People’s Breakfast tickets: $10.

Ticket Information: Tickets for the breakfast go on sale at the Worner Campus Center Desk (902 N Cascade) Tuesday, Dec 17 – Thursday, Dec. 19 and once the college reopens on Monday, Jan 6. All ticket proceeds benefit the youth scholarship programs administered by the NAACP and the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission.

The other events on this day are free.


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